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An agent-mediated platform for business processes

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Abstract


  • Business processes have been widely becoming crucial assets of organisations across various industries and domains. The flexibility in dealing with changes when business processes are executed has significant impact on the success of an organisation's business operations, especially in the current ever-changing business environment. In this context, agent-based systems offer a promisingly powerful platform for business process execution. In this paper, the authors propose an agent-mediated platform for business processes with the aim to contribute to bridge the gap between business process management and agent-oriented development. They present a conceptual mapping method for a seamless transition from business process models in Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN) to agent-oriented models in the Prometheus methodology, which is implemented using the ATLAS Transformation Language. The authors also developed an Eclipse-based plug-in which allows the designer to import BPMN models into the Eclipse-based Prometheus Design Tool.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Dam, H. Khanh., Ghose, A. & Qasim, M. (2015). An agent-mediated platform for business processes. International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering, 10 (2), 43-61.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84944453043

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6097&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/5070

Number Of Pages


  • 18

Start Page


  • 43

End Page


  • 61

Volume


  • 10

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Business processes have been widely becoming crucial assets of organisations across various industries and domains. The flexibility in dealing with changes when business processes are executed has significant impact on the success of an organisation's business operations, especially in the current ever-changing business environment. In this context, agent-based systems offer a promisingly powerful platform for business process execution. In this paper, the authors propose an agent-mediated platform for business processes with the aim to contribute to bridge the gap between business process management and agent-oriented development. They present a conceptual mapping method for a seamless transition from business process models in Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN) to agent-oriented models in the Prometheus methodology, which is implemented using the ATLAS Transformation Language. The authors also developed an Eclipse-based plug-in which allows the designer to import BPMN models into the Eclipse-based Prometheus Design Tool.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Dam, H. Khanh., Ghose, A. & Qasim, M. (2015). An agent-mediated platform for business processes. International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering, 10 (2), 43-61.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84944453043

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6097&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/5070

Number Of Pages


  • 18

Start Page


  • 43

End Page


  • 61

Volume


  • 10

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United States